Morphosyntactic doubling in code switching Public Deposited

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  • March 21, 2019
  • Hicks, Caleb Crandall
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Linguistics
  • When code switching occurs between languages which are typologically opposed, the resulting utterance sometimes obeys the typological patterns dictated by both languages. If one contributor language has a basic word order of SVO, and the other has SOV, the code switched sentence may have the surface order SVOV; in effect, producing a doubled morphosyntactic element, where each double is realized in a different source language. In this thesis, I examine code switches which furnish doubled verbs, auxiliaries, adpositions, coordinations, complementizers, and morphological affixes from a large variety of language pairs. I argue that previous accounts of such doubles are unsatisfactory, as is the application of syntactic approaches to monolingual doubling. I contend that a framework favoring simultaneous access of multiple languages gives a more promising account of code switched doubles.
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  • "... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in the Department of Linguistics."
  • Mora-Marín, David
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